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A physician or medical doctor practices medicine osteopathy and in many states, chiropractic, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. This is accomplished through a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment — the science of medicine — and its applied practice — the art or craft of medicine.


  • Medical licenses are a limited commodity, reflecting an artificial shortage created by partnership between Congress and organizations representing physicians -- with medical school seats and residency positions effectively allotted by the government, much like radio frequencies. Physicians benefit from this arrangement in that a smaller number of physicians inevitably leads to increased rates of reimbursement. There's nothing inherently wrong with this arrangement. However, it belies any claim that doctors should have the same right to choose their customers as barbers or babysitters.
  • The principle of confidentiality is not a "Get out of Jail Free" card for physicians who, having acquired knowledge outside of their work as doctors, do not wish to offer testimony. I cannot simply declare that, because I am a physician, all the advice that I offer to friends and family is privileged. What I tell my patients at the hospital may be protected from judicial scrutiny. What I tell my buddies on the golf course or at the pool hall, on the other hand, is fair game for prosecutors--even if I happen to have M.D. license plates and a caduceus pin on my lapel. Otherwise, any mobster worth his salt would send his consigliere to medical school rather than law school.


  • Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing
  • My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.

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From LoveToKnow 1911

DOCTOR (Lat. for "teacher"), the title conferred by the highest university degree. Originally there were only two degrees, those of bachelor and master, and the title doctor was given to certain masters as a merely honorary appellation. The process by which it became established as a degree superior to that of master cannot be clearly traced. At Bologna it seems to have been conferred in the faculty of law as early as the 12th century. Paris conferred the degree in the faculty of divinity, according to Antony Wood, some time after 1150. In England it was introduced in the 13th century; and both in England and on the continent it was long confined to the faculties of law and divinity. Though the word is so commonly used as synonymous with "physician," it was not until the 14th century that the doctor's degree began to be conferred in medicine. The tendency since has been to extend it to all faculties; thus in Germany, in the faculty of arts, it has replaced the old title of magister. The doctorate of music was first conferred at Oxford and Cambridge.
Doctors of the Church are certain saints whose doctrinal writings have obtained, by the universal consent of the Church or by papal decree, a special authority. In the case of the great schoolmen a characteristic qualification was added to the title doctor, e.g. " angelicus" (Aquinas), "mellifluus" (Bernard). The doctors of the Church are: for the East, SS. Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, John Chrysostom; for the West, SS. Hilary, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Anselm, Bernard, Bonaventura and Thomas Aquinas. To these St Alphonso dei Liguori was added by Pope Pius IX.


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Doctor (uncountable)
  1. The title of a doctor (whether medical or academic) used before the doctor's name. Abbreviation: Dr, Dr.
    • The students asked to see Doctor Jones.
    • Doctor Smith carried out the medical procedure.


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(Lk 2:46; 5:17; Acts 5:34), a teacher. The Jewish doctors taught and disputed in synagogues, or wherever they could find an audience. Their disciples were allowed to propose to them questions. They assumed the office without any appointment to it. The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the Pharisees. Schools were established after the destruction of Jerusalem at Babylon and Tiberias, in which academical degrees were conferred on those who passed a certain examination. Those of the school of Tiberias were called by the title "rabbi," and those of Babylon by that of "master."
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Doctor is a term that can apply to different concepts:

  • A degree awarded by a university, after a longer study in a very specialized field of knowledge, see doctorate. People who successfully undertake a doctorate may bear the title of Doctor, (Dr., PhD)
  • A degree given by a university, to a person for their achievements in a certain field of study; this is equivalent to the doctorate above, but without the exams, see honorary degree. People with such a degree will be able to use the title "Dr. h. c.", or similar.
  • Certain studies have a special exam at the end. This exam is called "professional doctorate". People who pass it, may use the title "doctor". Examples for such doctorates include the Medical doctor and often the Juris Doctor.
  • Doctor (Doctor Who) - A fictional character in the TV show Doctor Who.
  • Doctor (Star Trek) - A holographic doctor in the TV show Star Trek: Voyager.

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